Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169494
pm-suspend leaves screen black after resume
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:15:11 EST
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Description of problem:
After using gnome-power-manager (or starting the pm-suspend script directly) to suspend an nx7010 (with ATI mobility radeon 9200), the machine resumes, the screen powers on, but remains black.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run pm-suspend
2. wait until machine is suspended
3. press power button
Actual Results: Screen remains black
Expected Results: Screen should display same data as when suspend was invoked.
Changing the suspend_video and resume_video functions in /etc/pm/functions-ati as below made things work for me (though I do not doubt it will break stuff for others, just adding it here for the benefit of those with a similar setup).
/usr/sbin/vbetool vbestate save > /tmp/atisuspendstate
/usr/sbin/vbetool vbestate restore < /tmp/atisuspendstate
Is this still a problem with FC5 test2 or later?
Running pm-utils-0.09-1 the same problem still occurs (screen remains black with
This has been requested for Intel based systems as well, so i'll include this
vbestate save and restore functionality to all 3 major cards (Intel, ATI and
Fix will be in next build.
Please let me know if this fixes the problem for you.
Read ya, Phil